Bulbophyllum trifilum J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Macrouris Schlechter 1913 Photos by Ed de Vogel © and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of © André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen © and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part shadeHotCool LATERSpring THROUGH Fall

Common Name

Flower Size 1" to 1.5" [2.5 to 3.75 cm]

Found in the Moluccas and New Guinea in primary forests at elevations of 300 to 2400 meters as a scrambling, mini-miniature to small sized, hot to cool, patent to pendulous growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ovate to elliptic, flat to semi-terete in cross-section, acute to acuminate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring through fall on a basal, generally pendulous, .2 to 6" [.5 to 15 cm] long, 1 to 18 flowered inflorescence with ovate to triangular floral bracts.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum cavistigma J.J.Sm. 1912; Bulbophyllum fatuum J.J.Sm. 1912; Bulbophyllum filisepalum J.J.Sm. 1915; Bulbophyllum recurvimarginatum J.J.Sm. 1935; Bulbophyllum trifilum subsp. filisepalum (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Verm. 2002; Bulbophyllum trifilum subsp. trifilum;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as B cavistigma; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as B fatuum; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermuellen 1993 drawing fide as Bulbophyllum trifilum subsp. filisepalum 2002;

Bulbophyllum trifilum subsp. filisepalum (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Verm. 2002 Photo by © Art Vogel

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